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Use These Rainy Day Fun Activities to Get Through Any Storm

I personally love rainy days and I feel I live in the perfect  place for it!  Rainy day fun activities for me involve a warm cup of  cocoa  and a comfy couch.  It rains more than it suns where I live and I personally adore  it.  Rainy days provide such a cozy and at ease  feeling for me, and when it rains the  world just seems to be a more peaceful place .

That is, until I had kids.  

Soon that comfortable , at ease  feeling I like so much  turned to dispair and fear as I watch my three sons  trampling through our house  demolishing  anything in their way.  How I pray they could see what I see and curl up on the chair  with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.  But alas, I know they’ll ever get there.

In my hopelessness  to discover  any  peace when my children are trapped inside all day when it rains, one night ,  (worn out)  I started creating a list of activities my sons  would enjoy that could safely be done indoors.  I was a bit disbelieving that all of my loving parenting  ideas would hold their attention at all,  but to my pleasant surprise they did!

If you are looking for positive situations where children can achieve  happiness, enjoy the indoors while saving your house   and sanity, check these out!

Rainy Day Fun Activity #1:  Create a Fun Puppet Show!

Gather up all your exciting puppets, make  a make-shift theater, and let your imaginations run while as you put on cute  little plays with your children !  Don’t have any puppets?  Gather Up several  paper lunch bags, take out  the crayons, yarn, and anything else you can find around the home to put together your entertaining fellows!  Even simple socks will work.  Children  adore this activity as it not only challenges their creative juices but also provides great quality time as a family.  You can even work in great little lessons you would like your kids  to learn into the plot of your play.  This is a really fun rainy day activity!

Rainy Day Fun Activity #2:  Make  a Rainy Day Box

My mom  did this for me when I was little and I just adored  it.  There was some allure associated to the rainy day box, knowing the activities held inside were “special” for rainy days.  This will require some planning and creativity  but is a great way to entertain your kids when they’re stuck inside.  Fill up a box with toys and activities and tuck it away ONLY for rainy days.  Just the exclusiveness alone gets children happy and excited!

Rainy Day Fun Activity #3:  Make Your Own Playdough

This is both fun and educational.  Get your children in the kitchen and teach them how to make their own playdough!  Jump online and find a great recipe for playdough and let the fun begin!  Making playdough and enjoying the play is fun !

Rainy Day Fun Activity #4:  Pasta Art Works 

Pull out some paper, glue, glitter, and raid your pantry for all the different pasta you can find to create works of art that encourages your child’s inner-most Picasso!

Rainy Day Fun Activity #5:  Pudding Painting

 When I was younger, I loved to finger paint with pudding.  Butterscotch  was my favorite!  Mix up some pudding and let your children to concoct delectable art work.

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